Today’s post is photo free – mostly because I haven’t had the opportunity to get the camera out to display what I’ve been up to. However, I’ve been up to a lot!
My second Butterick cowl neck top is complete! Since winter has finally hit, I added sleeves and lengthened them to full size. Overall, the look is very ’80’s. If I had a pair of leggings and big hair, you’d swear you warped back into time.
I also started on the La Rue bag. Right now I have the zipper pocket attached to the lining and the pleated pocket inserted on the other side. I played around with my hot fix nailheads and made a horrible discovery – they slide off of pleather! I don’t know why I never thought of that possibility before (glue and plastic just don’t mix). So I hit several stores in search of pronged nailheads – who knew that they would be so difficult to find? I manged to find some at Hobby Lobby – they are supposed to go with the Gem Setter gadget that you see on infomercials, but I went ahead and got them anyway, I was desperate. I also looked around at their purse notions while I was there – if you’re in search for nice looking, inexpensive g-clips d and o rings for this bag, stop in at Hobby Lobby. They’ve had the best ones so far (and not to mention the best price).
I also went to the sale at Joann’s today – I couldn’t pass up the 50% off coupon that is good over the weekend. The sole purpose of this trip was to find lining fabric for the High Street Messenger. Since this bag takes 2.5 yards of material, coupons look very good at this moment. In addition to the lining fabric, I also snagged zippers – which means I have all the materials ready to go for this project, so cute snuggle flannel for Taylor some pajamas, a Sew News magazine (my subscription hasn’t kicked in yet), and two gift sets. Whew!
I promise to post photos of all my goodies and completed projects tomorrow!